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Paris Blues [Blu-ray] [1961]

Release Date:07/29/2014
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    Paris Blues
    The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier), while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Paul Newman
      Paul Newman - Ram Bowen
    • Joanne Woodward
      Joanne Woodward - Lillian Corning
    • Sidney Poitier
      Sidney Poitier - Eddie Cook
    • Louis Armstrong
      Louis Armstrong - Wild Man Moore
    • Diahann Carroll
      Diahann Carroll - Connie Lampson

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